London’s green recovery

This event has already taken place.

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, gave a keynote address on London’s green recovery at this event, followed by a panel discussion on how we can make this happen.

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About the event

Climate change has rocketed up the agenda in recent years, driven by the School Strikes for Climate, Extinction Rebellion and the impact of extreme weather events across the globe.

Since March, the response to the climate emergency has been put on pause as coronavirus has occupied our attention and resources. As the virus recedes, we need to ensure that leaders deliver on their promises and progress on tackling London’s carbon emissions doesn’t stall.

During the webinar the panel discussed:

  • How can London achieve its net zero target, and on what timetable?
  • To what extent will coronavirus setback climate action, in terms of financial investment and with COP26 postponed to next year? What can we do to minimise its impact on London’s ambitious future?
  • What lessons can we learn from the response to the coronavirus crisis from the government and the public, as well as its impact on infrastructure and different sectors of our economy?


  • Keynote: Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
  • Muniya Barua, Corporate Affairs Director, London First
  • Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for the Environment and Energy, Greater London Authority
  • Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
  • Ben Rogers, Director, Centre for London (Chair)